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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Men of the Harvest position

Men of the Harvest, a male Gospel choir, is seeking a pianist-musical director beginning in Jan [ ... ]

Wellness for seniors

The province recently released the Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health: A Provincial Action Plan for Seniors, Near Seniors, and Caregivers, which will be enacted over the next 3 years. Government worked with over 250 seniors, near seniors, and caregivers to learn about their experiences and hear their vision on how to enhance the wellness of aging Islanders. The action plan lays out 4 priority
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CLIA Executive Director

CLIA Executive Director

Community Legal Information Association of PEI, Inc. (CLIA) has announced that Ellen Mullally has accepted the position of Executive Director. Ellen is a fluently bilingual Islander who has more than 15 years’ experience collaborating with diverse groups to achieve common solutions. Most recently, Ellen worked as an Employment Counsellor with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and as a
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Funding for ATÉ

Funding for L’Association touristique Évangeline (ATÉ) and Le Village musical acadien has been announced. ATÉ is a not-for-profit organization that works with Le Village musical acadien, an interactive attraction showcasing Acadian music and culture, and l’Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien, an annual agricultural exhibition and celebration of Acadian culture and heritage, to develop and
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Folklore awards

Folklore awards
Georges Arsenault and John Cousins honoured

Folklore Studies Association of Canada/L’Association canadienne d’ethnologie et de folklore held its annual meeting at UPEI in collaboration with the Institute of Island Studies in May.

At the AGM the executive of FSAC/ACEF honoured Georges Arsenault and John Cousins, two of PEI’s most esteemed folklorists, with the association’s Marius Barbeau Medal.
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Great Canadian Ride

The 6th annual Great Canadian Ride/La Grande Traversée concluded in Charlottetown June 15. The Great Canadian Ride brought together 275 participants from 120 schools across the country. The cyclists completed an eight-leg relay covering a total distance of more than 2,500 kmt. Nine students from PEI had the chance to ride the last section of  the Great Canadian Ride. They completed the last
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Third generation

Third generation
The Vriends family of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Chris Vriends is the face of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside.

“John” was Chris’s grandfather. John and his wife Jocena immigrated from Holland. They picked strawberries, farmed and finally bought an existing Summerside garden centre in 1959. There were three large greenhouses then. Now there are thirty-two buildings on
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Shady grove

Shady grove
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

There is something very special about a tree that can grow to be 450 years old. The original Acadian forest on Prince Edward Island would have had lots of trees that old, including eastern hemlock, white pine, sugar maple and yellow birch.

At this time of year, I often find myself taking a walk through one of the hemlock groves that are either at Macphail Woods
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Horsetails

Horsetails
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

June has jumped out at us and we are flying in every direction. Here in the Cove we have our big Perennial Sale coming up, followed by a Rhubarb Social, a few weddings, a potluck—and this on top of our regular lives. Everything is urgently swelling, spreading out, expanding into summer.

While we humans rush about mowing our lawns and digging out summer clothes,
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113th President

113th President

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce announced its Board of Directors for 2018-19 at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting.

Jennifer Evans, General Manager of Ocean 100/Hot 105.5, was sworn in as the Chamber’s 113th President. Evans started her broadcast career after receiving a journalism degree from the University of King’s College, Halifax. She worked in Nova Scotia and
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Climate Change Action Plan

The target of the PEI’s 5-year Climate Change Action Plan is to reduce the Island’s greenhouse gases by 30 percent (below 2005 levels) by 2030. PEI is partnering with the federal government to offer Low Carbon Economy Fund programs to help Islanders make the changes necessary to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Info: princeedwardisland.ca/climatechange. Download the Climate Change Action Plan at princeedwardisland.ca

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Some Upcoming Events

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Mark Critch

November 14
Florence Simmons Performance Hall On November 14 at 7:30 pm, Bookmark, Charlottetown’s [ ... ]

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]